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JABSOM’s Mental Health Outreach to Expand as Kāhi Mōhala Joins The Queen’s Health System

Date: August 30th, 2022 in Care, Collaboration, External News, JABSOM News, Psychiatry    Print or PDF

Monday’s announcement that Kāhi Mōhala is set to join The Queen’s Health System (QHS) allows
the John A. Burns School of Medicine to expand its training experiences for students, residents, and
fellows in the specialty of psychiatry.

Currently, JABSOM Department of Psychiatry faculty serve QHS as Queen’s University Medical
Group physicians, providing care for child and adult psychiatric inpatients and outpatients
mainly at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

Pending completion of government agency notices and reviews, Kāhi Mōhala, the 88-bed
hospital in ‘Ewa Beach, is expected to join Queen’s in December.

Kāhi Mōhala serves children, adolescents, and adults. JABSOM officials say today’s announcement
allows care and learning to reach past Honolulu while including diverse age groups.

Dr. Anthony Guerrero, M.D. is the Psychiatry Clinical Program Chief at The Queen’s Medical Center
and the Chair of Psychiatry at JABSOM. He says this tremendous investment by The Queen’s Health
System will allow the JABSOM Department of Psychiatry to grow further and meet the needs of
child and adult patients with behavioral healthcare needs in Hawai‘i.

JABSOM officials foresee training prospects multiplying as the school’s Psychiatry Department

“Our trainees will play a significant role in serving patients who otherwise would have challenges in
accessing care,” said Dr. Guerrero. “This expansion will also open doors to multidisciplinary training
and workforce development, in collaboration with licensed clinical social workers, clinical
psychologists, and advanced practice nurses.”

Kāhi Mōhala opened in 1983 on 14.5 acres in ‘Ewa Beach and remains Hawai‘i’s only free-
standing, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital. The current owner of Kāhi Mōhala is the California-
based Sutter Health network, which, like The Queen’s Health System, is an integrated, not-for-profit
health system.

K?hi M?hala

Courtesy: Kāhi Mōhala

By Matthew Campbell, Director of Communications

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